The Algoma Sailing Club Insignia Flag (Pennant)
To quickly identify sailing clubs invokes the time honoured marine
traditional use of pendant flags. With each sailing or yacht club having its own
design to represent its members. Many Sailing Clubs within their clubhouse
collect and showcase pendants of other clubs that they associate with.
There are some traditional guidelines to follow when hoisting flags and usage
for; country of origin and visiting within international waters, racing, safety
and for rescue. Pennants also help marine law enforcements agencies to recognise
local sailors from visitors.
The Algoma Sailing Club has adopted the local Migaze Insignia Pendant Flag to
represent their members as shown below..
Club pennants are available for $20.00
and can be purchased by using the flag section on
the club membership form.
The Algoma Sailing Club
Pennant (club flag) contains the club insignia which is the Migaze (Migizi).
Its origin is in the First Nation Rock Paintings at Agawa. The literal
translation of the word is eagle; symbolically it indicates courage.
Agawa Bay is home of Canada's
famous pictograph sites called Mazinaubikiniguning, which means
"the adorned rock on Agawa Lake." The Oijway and Chippewa
Nations created the paintings which date back to the 17th and 18th centuries,
but they have only been publicly promoted since 1950.
Awaga Bay is located on the
eastern shore of Lake Superior, within the Lake Superior Provincial Park
just north of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. Before viewing the paintings, one
must safely take in consideration the wind and shore wave action that Lake
Superior creates as the paintings are located along the bottom of a cliff
wall that hugs the shoreline.